Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU
or Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet i Trondheim
higher education institution in Norway.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU - Description
As the name states the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, is a centre for technological education and research in Norway, with a solid foundation in the natural sciences.This tradition is interwoven with broadly based expertise in the classical university disciplines of the humanities, medicine and the social sciences. At the same time, NTNU offers the widest range of education in art subjects; music, the visual arts and architecture, of all the universities in Norway. Academic staff at NTNU collaborate on projects with researchers all over the world. We also work with national and international business and industry as well as with the Norwegian public authorities. Our research staff are engaged in about 2000 R&D projects each year. We also host 20-30 major scientific conferences annually. NTNU staff cooperate closely with two research foundations, the SINTEF Group and Allforsk, in order to bridge the gap between academia and industry. NTNU has formal cooperation agreements with all the leading Norwegian industrial companies. Contracts for R&D and educational programmes have also been signed with a range of international companies, including ABB, Alcatel, BP Amoco, Deminex, ElfTotalFina, Shell and Verbundnetz Gas.
Description of Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU
NTNU's vision is "Knowledge for a better world". NTNU aims to create the basis for the development of knowledge and to create value - economic, cultural and social.
NTNU is a university with a broad academic scope with a focus on technology and natural sciences. The university has about 22 000 students and close to 5 500 employees. Of these are 1700 in academic positions. NTNU has been given the national responsibiliy for post graduate engeneering education. The institution offers an extensive range of subjects in the natural sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and financial and economic disciplines. NTNU educates candidates for the the professions: medicine, psychology, architecture, fine arts, music, pictorial art and teacher training. NTNU's reseach has an international focus and can be characterized as being at the leading edge in specific areas of technology, having a broad disciplinary scope and an interdisciplinary approach. NTNU has elected four thematic interdisciplinary strategic areas that adress the key social challenges where NTNU is especially qualified to make a contribution. We will make the best possible use of our main profile, academic breadth and our intredisciplinary expertise to tackle the large and complex challenges faced by Norway and the world community.